Oregon State Bar Bulletin — NOVEMBER 2004

CLE Seminars

Constitutional Law 2004, Featuring Chemerinsky and Karlan

Nov. 19, 2004, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
6 general CLE credits
Multnomah Athletic Club

Spend the day with an outstanding faculty of constitutional law experts. In the morning, Prof. Erwin Chemerinsky, Alston & Bird Professor of Law at Duke Law School, will review the 2003 and 2004 terms of the U.S. Supreme Court and discuss the debate on popular constitutionalism. During lunch, University of Oregon School of Law Prof. Garrett Epps will provide a special commentary. Afterwards, a panel moderated by Oregon Court of Appeals Judge David Schuman will examine Oregon constitutional jurisprudence in the context of retired Oregon Supreme Court Justice Hans Linde’s years on the bench. The featured speaker in the afternoon is Prof. Pamela Karlan, Kenneth and Harle Montgomery Professor of Public Interest Law at Stanford Law School. Karlan will address elections and the U.S. Supreme Court, including redistricting and campaign finances.

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Planning the Taxable Estate

Nov. 19, 2004, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
6.75 general CLE credits
Oregon Convention Center

Your clients’ estates represent a life time of work. Acquire the skills and tools necessary to carry out their wishes and protect their property. Join our experienced faculty for the fundamentals of planning the taxable estate, including practical drafting tips and techniques. Learn the latest techniques for planning around the disconnect between Oregon and federal inheritance tax exemptions. The nuances of the Principal and Income Act will be covered, including conversion of a trust to a unitrust. This seminar also will feature a review by University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law Prof. David English, the official reporter for the Uniform Trust Code.

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Breaking Poverty Barriers: Concrete Tools for Lawyers

Dec. 2, 9 a.m.-noon
3 elimination of bias credits
Oregon Convention Center

Equal justice under law. That's the U.S. Supreme Court motto, but is it the reality for people living in poverty? Examine how culture and communication styles impede people living in generational poverty from accessing our legal system and social services. Learn how to break through these barriers with methods that can help with clients, witnesses and government agencies. Dr. Donna Beegle, a national public speaker, discussion leader and trainer, will draw from her own research and inspirational journey out of poverty to provide you with tools to use in your practice and your life.

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Ethics Elements

Dec. 2, 1-4 p.m.
3 ethics credits
Oregon Convention Center

Learn about the OSB Client Assistance Office and the new Oregon Rules of Professional Conduct. What should you do when you get "that call" from the CAO? The new rules represent the most comprehensive revision in a generation. What will this mean to your practice?

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Sovereignty in Practice: Tribal Government and Courts in Oregon

Dec. 3, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
5.75 general CLE credits and 1 ethics credit
World Forestry Center

This seminar will explore the unique place tribes occupy in Oregon and the U.S. Learn about the different tribal government structures and the best method for interacting with tribal officials. Examine how tribal sovereignty interacts with state and local government. Tribal court judges will explain procedures and offer practical tips for the practitioner. Review recent court opinions that impact tribal court jurisdiction and common ethical pitfalls in tribal court practice.

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Logic and Legal Reasoning

Dec. 10, 2004, 9 a.m.-4:45 p.m.
6.5 general CLE credits
DoubleTree Hotel Lloyd Center

Understanding the processes that form the bases of law and legal argument is critical to an effective law practice. Attorney and philosophy professor Douglas Lind has been in the trenches, fashioning arguments to persuade judges, jurors, administrative panels and the appellate bench. He is not an "egghead" dictating to you from an ivory tower; he is an "egghead" who knows the rigors of practice and has the ability to home in on the practical aspects of logical theory to assist you in making better arguments. Whether you are a trial lawyer, appellate lawyer or transactional lawyer, few things are more important than your ability to fashion cogent, logically grounded arguments and to identify those points where your opponent’s argument falls apart. Logic and Legal Reasoning will help you do just that.

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Oregon Civil Litigation Manual (2004 Revision)

Do you have the foundation you need for effective civil trial procedure and practice in Oregon’s state courts? Now in a new 6x9-inch format, the 2004 edition to this comprehensive practice guide provides the critical information you need on numerous facets of civil litigation, from practice tips and court rules to case investigation, pleadings and parties, summons, discovery, trial motions, judgments, attorney fees and collection of judgments.

To order, call the OSB Order Desk at (503) 684-7413, or toll-free in Oregon (800) 452-8260, ext. 413. Or, visit the bar’s website, www.osbar.org, to view the table of contents or a sample chapter outline first and then order online on the OSB’s secure online bookstore.



Dec. 13-18 Super CLE Video Week

Dec. 29-30 Last Chance Video

Jan. 21-22 7th Annual Oregon Trial Advocacy College

March 4-5 12th Annual Litigation Institute & Retreat

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